The Century Sisters are the Bay Area’s vintage harmony trio, enchanting audiences with a vivacious stage show and tight vocal harmonies that evoke a bygone era. These talented singers have created a sound all their own, with one-of-a-kind arrangements of the Great American Songbook classics of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. You’ve never heard your favorites done quite like this before!
The Century Sisters have frequently performed at nightlife venues such as Cafe Claude, Stookey’s Club Moderne, and Balançoire since their founding in 2015. In 2017 and 2018, they sang for the opening night of the Noir City Film Festival at the Castro Theatre. The Sisters have taken the stage at the Art Deco Society’s Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the historic Dunsmuir Estate for two years running. They also perform at private parties and events throughout the Bay Area.
With an authentic vintage sound, style, and choreography, the Century Sisters transform an ordinary night into an unforgettable occasion.
American Prize winner Corinne Rydman is described by the Salt Lake Tribune as a singer “with polish and charm”. A versatile performer, her recent work includes children’s theater, opera world premieres, and beloved musicals with critically acclaimed companies such as 42nd Street Moon, Bay Area Children’s Theater, and Opera Theater Unlimited. Corinne is an alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and performed lead roles in five school productions between the Musical Theater and Opera Theater programs. She performs under the name Billie with The Century Sisters.
Kristen Jones is an accomplished vocalist, performer, director, and teacher. She has been a teaching artist with the San Francisco Opera Guild since 2003, and in 2011 she co-founded Presto! Interactive Opera, which brings opera off the stage and into the community. She teaches music at Little Bear School, and is a soloist at Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist. Kristen grew up the child and grandchild of big band musicians and performs under the name Truly Scrumptious with The Century Sisters.
Jana Busbin is a soulful and emotive alto with a passion for big band, swing, and bossa nova. She has studied improvisational scat singing and counts Ella Fitzgerald, The Boswell Sisters, The Pied Pipers, and Jo Stafford as her top influences. Jana creates many of the vocal arrangements for the Sisters and is often inspired by rare recordings of long-forgotten tunes that are overdue for a renaissance. Before founding the Century Sisters, she took the stage as a chorus girl in the vintage dance group The Tartlettes. She performs under the name Miss Hattie Mae with The Century Sisters.